Dino ready for first team call

HERTS Senior Cup Final hero Dino Maamria has not ruled out the possibility of playing in the Blue Square Premier to help ease Boro s injury crisis. Maamria showed he s still got his predatory instincts with two penalty box strikes as Boro got their hands

HERTS Senior Cup Final hero Dino Maamria has not ruled out the possibility of playing in the Blue Square Premier to help ease Boro's injury crisis.

Maamria showed he's still got his predatory instincts with two penalty box strikes as Boro got their hands on the Cup for the first time in their history, and the former Northwich boss told The Comet that if Boro's squad continues to be stretched he may have to put on his boots again.

"You never know. Hopefully not, but if the injury crisis carries on that way you never know. Obviously I'm registered to play but I'd rather get the likes of (David) Bridges, Bozzie (Michael Bostwick) and (Darren) Murphy back and hopefully we'll have a good chance for the next five games."

Maamria was the only seasoned pro in the Boro line-up for the final, with Boro assistant boss John Dreyer putting his faith in the youth team that had performed so well in earlier rounds.


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The Tunisian lined up alongside the impressive Tyrone Cazaubon in midfield and Boro's first team coach is pleased with helping the youngsters make history.

"I think it's all about winning and it was a good game of football. It was hard for the young lads, they played a good senior team in Cheshunt but they battled really well.

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"I'm proud of them and I think it's the first time we've won it so it's great for the club. They listen well and they worked really hard to be fair to them. They put their body in the way and I enjoyed playing alongside them. It was a pleasure."

Although the Boro first team were given the night off by Graham Westley, they can expect to hear all about Maamria's goalscoring exploits when they report for training.

"I'll never stop talking about this to the rest of the boys," said Maamria. "I've put Steve Morison on the spot - I'm right behind him now!"

The Herts Senior Cup is the club's first piece of silverware since they collected the FA Trophy in 2007 and, with another FA Trophy final to come and the possibility of a play-off place, Boro could be set for an unprecedented treble with Maamria challenging the players to make it happen.

"Well the treble is on isn't it? It's nice to get the first one in, we've bagged that one and then we've got two big ones coming up so we've got to make sure we do it.

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